Days of Heaven - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Days of Heaven Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
One thing that certainly can be said about Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven: it's not sentimental or manipulative. Unfortunately, it's also not particularly involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Harold C. Schonberg
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Days of Heaven never really makes up its mind what it wants to be.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
July 1, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 21, 2014
Ethereal, gorgeous, and evocative.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
October 18, 2012
Unforgettable 1978 love triangle drama includes violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 14, 2011
The refusal to privilege the 'big' over the 'small' is present in all of Malick's work, but it finds its first fully-realized expression here.
John Bleasdale
Electric Sheep
September 1, 2011
The writing is witty, the story is told with a beguiling simplicity and the period is meticulously realised, not only in farming equipment and costume, but in attitudes and faces.
Sophie Brown
Little White Lies
August 31, 2011
A second chance for Malick to cast away the chemical stained print and achieve the film he envisioned, and a second chance for audiences to experience a true classic on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
September 2, 2011
Simply one of the most ravishing films ever made, luminous in a way that no other movie has been.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is a movie made by a man who knew how something felt, and found a way to evoke it in us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 8, 2005
A so so film with gorgeous photography!
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 22, 2007
To hell with equivocation or beating around the bush: Terrence Malick's 1978 Days of Heaven is the greatest film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 23, 2005
One of those grand ol' classics you just have to see
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Holcomb
PopMatters
May 2, 2008
For Malick, Man is just a small part of a world which just keeps going round with or without his petty squabbles, crimes, loves, or melodramatic plots.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 1, 2011
A film about awareness, standing still and being cognizant of the things around you.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 11, 2006
What remains is a haunting sense of waywardness, of the drifting millions who have toiled away on fields and in factories, fading into the American past, unnoticed.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
It is among the most startlingly beautiful of color films. But it is not beauty for beauty's sake... The seemingly random shots have a divine order to them.
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 23, 2007
One of the great cinematic achievements of the 1970s.
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David Jenkins
Time Out
August 31, 2011
Visually and thematically, it's still one of the most beautiful films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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